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Post by JohnNick1111 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:55 am

I've been playing BZFlag with a few friends on a few computers, and i've been trying to control the admin commands. I read a file saying how to enter the commands (ex: /countdown, /kick, /reset)

everytime i enter a command, i get an error message something like "you do not have authorization for this command"

how do i fix this. I'm playing on a server that i started, and i log in as an admin on the admin prompt, but it wont let me do anything except send messages to all player.

? anyone know what to do ?


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Re: Local Host Admin

Post by Bambino » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:21 am

You have to add a /password to your config file or the command line.
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Post by clarahobbs » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:45 pm

If you want to be an admin on a local test server, just add this command-line option when you run the server:

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-password hi
Then when you connect to the server, say this:

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/password hi
Then you will be an admin.
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Re: Local Host Admin

Post by Bambino » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:36 pm

Also, if the /password has more than one word you need to use "quotes"

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-password "hello you"
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/password hello you
in game and you will be admin there.
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Post by allejo » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:07 pm

JohnNick1111 wrote:/countdown
For countdown, you need the recordmatch plugin. i'm not sure if you already have it running. another solution without a password is setting up global groups. http://my.bzflag.org/w/Setting_up_a_group_file
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Post by Cheese Man » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:21 pm

so if I have a conf that works, i dont have to set up all the public stuff?
at school whenever a server is started, we can connect using localhost instead of an IP or anything. Could I just start a localhost server withought configuring the public settings?
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Post by Cheese Man » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:23 pm

actually, sorry! i thought it was this year but it was actually last year (the last post). sorry, will never happen again.
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Post by blast » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:24 pm

Cheese Man wrote:actually, sorry! i thought it was this year but it was actually last year (the last post). sorry, will never happen again.
Um, no, it's 2009 right now, so these are from this year.

Anyway, to answer your question, no. You won't use 'localhost' to connect different computers to a server on a LAN. You have to use the actual IP of the computer. Localhost refers to the computer you are currently on.

And you still need a config of some kind. Doesn't have to be anything too fancy, but unless you just want a random map with 1 shot, no rico, and no jumping, you need to specify options to bzfs. ;)
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Re: Local Host Admin

Post by Cheese Man » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:19 am

I have a conf that works, and I have all the configurations that I want. All that I want is to be able to Kick and ban people that are obnoxious, or do really stupid stuff as that is a real problem.
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